Milan Nankov – Blog

Visual Studio Code Snippets for TestClass and TestMethod 2010/03/25

Tired of writing [TestMethod] and [TestClass] when creating tests? Well, I got tired and wrote two very simple Visual Studio snippets that can create test classes and test methods.

Just copy the two .snippet files into C:\<Program Files Folder>\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC#\Snippets\1033\Visual C# , restart Visual Studio and you are good to go.


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Visual Studio Low Contrast Theme – Zenburn Remixed 2009/09/02

Several months ago I started my hunt for a decent low contrast theme for Visual Studio and I came across a very extensive article on the subject by Scott Hanselman.  I tried several themes but the one that caught my attention was Oren Ellenbogen’s Dark Scheme which is based on the Zenburn theme.

One thing that I do not like about the original themes, being a Silverlight and a WPF developer, is the fact that the XML colors were not configured. In addition to that, the output window uses a horrifying green-colored font that can make your eyes pop. Apart from those two problems I consider the two themes to be the best low contrast themes available.

I have made some adjustments to the original themes and I came up with my version which I use every day. Now the output window uses more subtle font color and the XML markup look a lot better. Here is the Zenburn Remixed:
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